New Design and Development Certificate

The Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) faculty is pleased to announce the launch of newly designed Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology.  This completely online certificate consists of two tracks—one in Educational Technology, and one in Design and Development. The D&D track is described below:

Design and Development Track

We designed this sequence of four courses for instructional designers and developers who work in non-education related settings such as business, government, military, and health care. The four (completely online) required courses are:

  1. IDT 7070: Instructional Design Process I
  2. IDT 7080: Instructional Design Process II
  3. IDT 7090:  Developing Learning Environments I
  4. IDT 7063: Seminar in Instructional Computing

You can see detailed descriptions of the courses here. Here is the schedule of when courses are typically offered.

If you complete the Certificate, you have the option of continuing on toward the master’s degree and all your hours count toward the master’s degree. More information on the new Certificate is here:  

This online certificate begins in Fall 2014, and registration is open now. To register please visit

About the Certificate

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Development is to provide practical education to professionals who want to design instructional materials. This could include those in business and industry, non-profits, health care, the military, or governmental organizations. The job demand for instructional designers has been growing consistently (3.5%) since 2004, and is projected to grow by another 36,500 jobs by 2018 (via

Persons completing this post-baccalaureate certificate will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze instructional and performance problem in the workplace
  • Design effective instructional interventions
  • Develop interactive learning environments for live instruction, print, and online formats
  • Evaluate instruction in terms organizational effectiveness and return on investment

 Graduate students participating in the Master of Science or Doctor of Education in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership programs may choose to include this certificate within their studies.

About IDT

The University of Memphis Instructional Design and Technology program is nationally recognized as an excellent program for preparing instructional designers.  Learn more about our programs, courses, and faculty at:

Online K-12 Certificate from the University of Memphis

(Please share with your colleagues in education)

Dear Educator,

The Instructional Design and Technology Department at the University of Memphis is pleased to offer the K-12 Certificate in Instructional Computing Applications. This graduate level, four course program is designed to help teachers meaningfully integrate technology into teaching and learning.

The Certificate is offered completely online and can be earned over the course of the summer.
Teachers who have completed the K-12 Certificate have remained in their classrooms to become models for technology integration. Others have leveraged this certificate to become technology integration specialists, such as technology facilitators, technology coaches, and curriculum integration specialists.

The four required courses (3 credit hours each) are:
• IDT 7061: Technology Integration in the Classroom
• IDT 7062: Introduction to Computer-Based Instruction
• IDT 7063: Seminar in Instructional Computing
• IDT 7064: School Change and the Internet
Enrollment is now open. To learn more and apply for the K-12 Certificate in Instructional Computing Applications, please visit our website:

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Carmen Weaver at

Dr. Carmen L. Weaver
Instructional Design and Technology
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Memphis
415 A Ball Hall
Phone: (901) 678-1432
Fax: (901) 678-3881

To learn more about earning an online degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis, please visit

Employment Opportunties at CTI

From David Dufour:

One of the best things I get to do as my Memphis network expands is to share opportunities. My company, Crew Training International (CTI), has several business opportunities lined up and will need specific skills for part-time/project work. Below are links to our website and the specific positions. Please apply if you are interested, pass on to anyone in your networks and/or if you have an idea of how our businesses can collaborate, please feel free to contact me directly.

I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at one of the Memphis functions.

The following positions have been posted for potential proposal efforts:

1. eLearning Developer –

2. eLearning Programmer –

3. Instructional Designer –

4. 3D Multimedia Artist –

5. Cinematographer –

6. Project Manager –

All the Best,

David Dufour

Managing Director of Operations

800-752-8839 ext 243

901-336-5209 (C)

Crew Training International

“Accelerating your performance through cutting-edge learning”

800.752.8839 901.754.8839 901.751.0836(fax)

Maria Hubbard speaks on April 15th for E-Learn Memphis

You are invited to a meeting of E-Learn Memphis–a group of e-learning practitioners representing many businesses and organizations in the Memphis region.

• When: 4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., April 15th, 2013
• Where: University of Memphis, Ball Hall 320. Map: • Featured Speaker: Maria Hubbard
• Who is Invited: anyone interested in teaching and learning • Parking: use the parking garage just north of Ball Hall
• Food: we will have light refreshments
• About E-Learn Memphis:

Session Description: My Career Path, or How my IDT Education Saved Me

Maria will describe how her training in Instructional Design and Technology has prepared and equipped her for a long, successful, and varied career with multiple organizations in the Memphis region. In this interactive session she will speak about the knowledge and skills one needs to succeed in various types of roles within our field.

Speaker Biographical Sketch:

Maria Hubbard has over 20 years of professional experience in transportation and distribution, banking, retail, gaming/hospitality industries and consumer services. She specializes in human resource development and organizational effectiveness, including strategic planning, employee culture development, leadership training and development, employment practices, and career coaching.

More on her career and experience is here:

Please forward this notice to interested colleagues, or those you know involved in training and learning initiatives.


Dr. Trey Martindale, Ed.D., Associate Professor
Instructional Design and Technology, University of Memphis
(901) 870-6926

IDT 7072 Seminar in Online Instruction will be offered online in second summer session

If you are making summer course plans, note that IDT 7072 Seminar on Online Instruction will be offered during the five week session that begins on July 9th and ends August 9th, 2013. I will be teaching this 3 credit hour online course. The course is essentially about how to teach effectively online, and how to create an online course. Your major project will be to create an online course.

IDT will also, as usual, be offering all the K-12 Certificate courses this summer.

ASTD Event: Trey Martindale, Associate Professor, The University of Memphis – “Instructional Design Resources you can Use Now”, April 09, 2013

Just FYI,
I’ll be speaking at this ASTD event on April 9th. More info at this link:

Event information: Trey Martindale, Associate Professor & Director, IDT Studio, The University of Memphis – “Instructional Design Resources you can Use Now” Date: April 09, 2013 11:30 AM EDT

Instructional Design Resources you can use Now

As seen in the title above, Dr. Martindale will share with us a very useful collection of instructional design resources–most of which are free. These resources will be posted online for your convenience at

Trey Martindale is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) master’s and doctoral program with the University of Memphis. He is a research scientist with the University of Memphis Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS), a collection of researchers from computer science, cognitive science, engineering, and linguistics who are creating intelligent tutoring and instructional systems of the future.

Dr. Martindale is a consultant to organizations seeking to improve their training and performance. Recent clients include FedEx, Cummins Engine, Baptist College of Health, Southern College of Optometry, Cengage Wadsworth Publishing, and the University of Mississippi. He also leads a university-based consultancy, training IDT graduate students to work as e-learning and instructional design consultants.

His research and expertise is in the design and analysis of online, collaborative, and interactive learning environments. His research efforts have been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Education, the Institute of Education Sciences, IBM, Microsoft Corporation, and the State of Florida. Dr. Martindale has contributed to the creation of three fully online masters degree programs at three universities, and has developed numerous online courses. He has pioneered the effective pedagogical use of social software tools for enabling collaborative learning environments.

He is currently on the review board for Educational Technology Research and Development, Quarterly Review of Distance Education, the Journal of Applied Instructional Design, and the British Journal of Educational Technology. More information can be found at his website at

Best regards,
ASTD Memphis

McCraw is ASTD Board Representative

The Memphis chapter of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) recently named Mary Anne McCraw as student representative on their board of directors. Ms. McCraw is a graduate student at University of Memphis studying Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) and also is the manager of the IDT Studio.

Her goal will be to explore collaborative opportunities among the IDT students, University of Memphis, and the ASTD community. Please feel free to call Ms. McCraw at 901-678-3252 to offer suggestions for how she can better serve in her role.

Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT) Jobs Update

For job seekers, here is a weekly list you can subscribe to. I’m not going to post these weekly, but you are welcome to subscribe to the Society for Applied Learning Technology list.

SALT Jobs Update

Listed below are the most recent Job Postings that have been added to the SALT Web Site (

1. Instructional Support Specialist # 012828
Honolulu, Hawaii
The position supports the Instructional Services Center (ISC) by providing KS-wide support and consultation as an Instructional Support Specialist with the primary function to analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate support products, training and related services.

2. Instructional Designer, Virtual Campus
Blue Bell, PA
Montgomery County Community College is seeking an Instructional Designer for their Virtual Campus. This position will provide expert-level instructional support activities in the development of online courses that enhance student access and success. In addition, this position will promote the use of instructional technologies through various methods with a focus on pedagogical enhancement.

3. Instructional Designer/Curriculum Coordinator (Grant Funded) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Teaches faculty how to use instructional technology in online/hybrid course design and delivery. Works collaboratively with the OSU-OKC Distance Education Coordinator in training faculty and adjunct faculty on the implementation and use of learning management systems such as Desire 2 Learn.

4. Training Program Coordinator R#13-01
Albany, New York
The Professional Development Program of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College seeks a project leader to oversee daily operations, and to manage/coach/mentor 5 senior-level training specialists in collaboratively developing and delivering job-related performance-based training to a geographically dispersed audience of 2,500 adult learners.

To read the full job descriptions on the web site paste the following link into your browser.

Post a Job

If your organization has a position they would like to post on the SALT Web Site, paste the following link into your browser to learn how you can reach qualified individuals involved in e-Learning, instructional design, and technology based systems for training, education and job performance improvement.

Society for Applied Learning Technology
50 Culpeper Street
Warrenton, Va 20186
Ph: (540) 347-0055
Fax: (540) 349-3169

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